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Orlando is Nation’s Hottest Spot for Spring Break Dangers

December 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

While many people are prepping for the winter holiday, travelers are already being warned about where spring break is the most dangerous.

And a list is just out that many Florida tourism officials may not want to publicize.

The survey of the 25 top spring break destinations from AVVO.com, according to the New York Daily News, weighs heavily in the negative in regard to Florida.

"Spring break is a time for fun, but you also have to be careful," Mark Britton, founder of lawyer- and doctor-listing website Avvo.com, told the Daily News. "Where you go for spring break is an important [decision].

Orlando, the casino-free land of family-style amusement parks, tops the list, with Daytona Beach second, followed by gambling-rich Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach.

The list was based on crime and accidents stats, along with doctor and lawyer rankings.

West Palm Beach, Panama City, Jacksonville and Miami also landed in the top 10.

As the list eases off, Fort Myers stood at 11, Fort Lauderdale 13, Key West, 15, and and Naples, 18.

At 25, Honolulu was deemed the safest vacation destination, just better than Santa Barbara, Calif., and Reno, Nev.

The list:

1. Orlando, Fla.

2. Daytona Beach, Fla.

3. Las Vegas, Nev.

4. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

5. West Palm Beach, Fla.

6. South Padre Island, Texas.

7. New Orleans, La.

8. Panama City, Fla.

9. Jacksonville, Fla.

10. Miami, Fla.

11. Fort Myers, Fla.

12. Galveston, Texas.

13. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

14. Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

15. Key West, Fla.

16. Kihei/Maui, Hawaii.

17. Lafayette, La.

18. Naples, Fla.

19. Virginia Beach, Va.

20. Park City, Utah.

21. Steamboat Springs, Colo.

22. San Diego, Calif.

23. Reno, Nev.

24. Santa Barbara, Calif.

25. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Reach Jim Turner at jturner@sunshinestatenews.com or at (772) 215-9889.

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